Rapid Removal of Asbestos in Birmingham
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Look no further for qualified, professional asbestos removal within Birmingham and all surrounding areas. JS Removals have years of experience dealing with the clearance and disposal of asbestos from homes and commercial properties, offering Birmingham residents peace of mind and better long-term health.
Asbestos is one of the most common high-risk features of late-20th century construction and a surprising number of houses and buildings still contain it. Luckily we’re on hand to help you identify and remove asbestos wherever it may be, whether it’s in the fittings and furnishings of a room or in the structure itself. What’s more, we provide a written guarantee that the work has been carried out, and the asbestos safely disposed of in a responsible manner.
Birmingham properties are in even greater need of asbestos clearance thanks to the vast housing estates that developed in the post-war era of regeneration, with extensive developments in the 1950s and 1960s springing up in areas such as Castle Vale, Castle Bromwich and Moseley – though a similar site in Erdington was later redeveloped and the buildings either demolished or upgraded and made asbestos free.
Why is Asbestos a Problem?
Asbestos is a natural material that has a number of useful properties, including being water-resistant and – under most circumstances – fireproof, requiring temperatures of over 400ºC to melt. This made it a popular choice for construction companies seeking to build safer homes, through its use in floor and ceiling tiles, as well as by those seeking to make houses more economical, as seen in its use as pipe lagging to prevent unnecessary heat loss.
However, asbestos is a fibrous material, meaning it flakes and splits into hair-like strands when it is manipulated or damaged. These strands, which are actually crystalline, then get breathed in by whoever is nearby, and their sharp edges damage the delicate inner lining of the lungs and airways. Long-term exposure causes no immediate symptoms, but rather issues creep up over decades, often leading to respiratory problems such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.
As all modern construction – anything built after the year 2000, and most built in the decade prior – is banned from using any form of material containing asbestos, the majority of new buildings in and around Birmingham do not pose a risk to inhabitants or workers. Similarly, older buildings (pre-1900) are less at risk as asbestos was less commonly used before the 20th century.
However, there are undoubtedly still thousands of Birmingham homes requiring asbestos removal. The majority of work we tend to carry out is through the removing of garage roofs or ceilings, as well as drainpipes, soffits and soil pipes which were often made from an asbestos-plastic compound.
How Do You get rid of My Asbestos?
All our removal experts have both the necessary training and experience to locate, remove and dispose of asbestos in a safe, controlled manner. Our first step is to assess the property and quote for the work; we then secure the area and use tried-and-true methods for clearing the asbestos, keeping as much of it intact as possible to reduce the amount of ‘dust’ produced. Our workers all wear full PPE to keep themselves safe, and once all the asbestos is removed, we clean the entire area to ensure that no lingering strands are left.
Once payment for the work is made, we take the asbestos to a secure, licensed site where it is usually melted and mixed with different oxides to produce non-toxic substances, or superheated to form silica glass, which is also non-toxic and can be safely used in a wide range of products.
We then issue a written guarantee to show what work has been carried out, and that the asbestos has been cleared.
If you live in or near Birmingham and need asbestos removed from your home or business, contact JS Removals for a personalised quote. We cover all of England and in particular the West Midlands and have the skills, knowledge and experience to get the job done safely and promptly.
Asbestos Removal Work
All jobs include an asbestos certificate within 14 days - a legal requirement.
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